Virginia Claims 66-62 Win over Florida State
Jan. 23, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sophomore Anna Prillaman (Midlothian, Va.) nailed two free throws with seven seconds on the clock to give the University of Virginia women’s basketball team a 66-62 win over Florida State on Wednesday evening.
With the win, the Cavaliers improved to 11-8 overall and 4-4 in ACC play, while the Seminoles fell to 11-8 overall and 2-6 in the conference.
In the first half, the teams battled within four points until UVA took a 10-point lead, 30-20 with 5:49 to go. The Seminoles closed the gap to one, 34-33, but the Cavaliers led by five at intermission, 38-35.
In the second half, Virginia went on a 13-3 run late in the period to go ahead by eight, 62-54 with 6:27 remaining. FSU came within two, 64-62 with 1:41 on the clock. With the ball and 8.5 seconds on the clock, Florida State received a five-second call on the inbounds play. FSU then fouled Prillaman, who converted the two free throws to seal UVa’s victory.
“I was very pleased we could shut down the out of bounds play,” said Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan.
Freshman Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) notched her 10th career double-double, the sixth straight in ACC play, to finish with a career-best 26 points and game-high 12 rebounds. The frosh went 9-14 from the line.
“Brandi played with a great deal on intelligence of offense and heart on defense,” Ryan said. “She played like a maniac the whole game. Her consistency has been outstanding.”
Senior Telisha Quarles (Louisa, Va.), the only other Cavalier in double digits, added 10 first-half points. Tasheika Morris paced FSU with 18 points. April Traylor added 10 points.
Virginia visits North Carolina on Sunday, Jan. 27. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. at Carmichael Auditorium. Charlottesville’s WINA Radio (1070 AM) will broadcast the game live.
NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1 2 - FinalFlorida St. (11-8, 2-6) 33 29 62Virginia (11-8, 4-4) 38 28 - 66